In the upcoming third season of The Umbrella Academy, Elliot Page’s character will come out as transgender.

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Page’s character will go by the name Viktor Hargreeves from this season, onward.

Page tweeted the news, saying, “Meet Viktor Hargreeves.”

Netflix tweeted in response, “Welcome to the family, Viktor — we’re so happy you’re here.” 

Soon after, The Umbrella Academy’s official Twitter account tweeted, “WE LOVE YOU VIKTOR.”

Fans of the show showed their support as well. 

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One fan tweeted, “This makes me so happy, seeing Trans representation on our screens played by Trans individuals is so important. I’ve loved Viktor since I started the show and I can’t wait to see how his story continues.”

Elliot Page came out as transgender in December 2020.

Page wrote, “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

Season three of The Umbrella Academy premieres on June 22 on Netflix. 

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